Thursday, June 29

Roe Conn on CNN Headline News

Roe Conn, afternoon personality on ABC-owned news/talk WLS-AM (890), gets an hour of prime time on national television when he fills in Monday for Glenn Beck on CNN Headline News.

Conn has been a regular contributor to Beck's unconventional talk show since it debuted last month. It airs at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with reruns at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28

Freedbacking-giving free feedback to the developers of your favorite sites

Fostering open feedback between users and developers, Chris Pirllo is creating a new tag that doesn't exist in Google (which means it doesnâ't yet exist): Freedbacking.
You're giving free feedback to the developers of your favorite programs, or the creators of your favorite Web service, or anybody who's making something that you use.

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Tuesday, June 27

Bush approval rating by state

This shows bush's approval rating by state (per month) since the 2004 election. Could we be a blue country by 2008?

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Thursday, June 22

How-To: Wiring VoIP to your phone jacks

Engadget has a nice guide on hooking up our VOIP/Vonage adapter on your old phone jacks. "No soldering irons or caustic acid required." All you need is a screwdriver, pliers, wire cutters, extra phone wires, splice connectors (optional), and a VoIP Adapter"

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Friday, June 16

Extra Points Fanball Review

Text from my review of as heard on Extra Points podcast.

I've used as a user for the last 2 years for 2 different leagues.
Our Commish switched from CBS Sportsline.

Its very comparable to the big guys, plenty of customization for rules and points, live chat, online draft and live scoring.
The cost is about $120/year per league, but it will also keep the league from intact for the next season, making keeper leagues easier to maintain.
It also has a stats section which gives you a head-head scoring comparing your score to all other teams and also maintains hall of fame stats spanning the seasons and playoffs.
They have an active writing staff to help you decide who to play trade or draft. Like Yahoo and CBS, fanball is designed for fantasy sports. They have multiple football games and are setup for fantasy baseball, basketball, racing, golf, sports book and poker.

One downside which shows it hasn't been ready for the season is the live scoring in the beginning of the season. Fanball has had two different live scoring apps the last two years, and in the the first couple of games of the season, the web site can't seem to handle the traffic load, especially at halftime and between the games when people tend to check the scores. 404 errors were common. During the rest of the season the live scoring, although live scoring being unofficial would be incorrect. There were a couple of close games I was up or down by 3 points Monday night only to find I won or lost by 10. The message boards were loaded with threats of people switching to other sites. To there defense, CBS has had these problem in the past as well.

However, I still prefer yahoo's paid service over Fanball.

Thursday, June 15


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